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CSPAN
Nov 28, 2009 7:00am EST
problem will bring down other markets. stocks in the united states fell modestly. european markets gained friday, following the steep losses thursday when the u.s. markets were closed for the thanksgiving holiday. we will talk more about what is going on in to buy. let's go back to the phones. santa monica, california, danny on airline for democrats, go ahead. caller: i am a c-span junkie. host: are you going shopping this morning? caller: i saw an ad -- i saw a magazine called ad-busters and the advertised eight no-shopping day. i fast to be conscious of how we are overwhelmed with the amount of food we eat and plus the soldiers that cannot come home and eat. when i'm delirious the day after that, i will get the food but i bypass the shop and i will watch the coverage and see the faces of the people shopping. sometimes they are smiling but 90% of the time, they look very stressed out in photographs and the coverage in the news. i was calling to say that buy- nothing day is the best protest you can do and it is fantastic to be conscious of how we are manipulated by the credit card compani
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2009 7:00am EST
security in the united states. foreign policy is that a zero. these men need to be protected. we may not want to have war, but this has never been declared a war. my ex-husband was a silver star in the marine corps. my fiancee was a captain in the navy. we are allowing this country to look like fools. it has got to stop. military men are trying their best, they need to be protected, we need more troops, and every time there is a news report saying that we are going to make a decision, he is taking too long to make this decision. host: we will have to leave it there. thank you, diane. front page of "the washington post" talks about what is leading up to the speech. "9000 marines beginning final preparations to deploy in southern afghanistan. the marines will be followed by 1000 u.s. army trainers to train the afghan army and police force. the new forces will not start moving until the president lines of both strategies at west point on tuesday. the editors of "the washington post weigh in this morning -- washington post" way in this morning. "if he is going forward to stabilize the co
CSPAN
Nov 24, 2009 7:00am EST
east and the united states did not arm israel in their wars, we never would have suffered 9/11. i do nothing anyone would have heard the name osama bin laden. we are going to be there for years and years. they talk about raising taxes on the ridge to pay for this war. they will be paying for it forever. thank you. host: the first official state dinner will be taking place in washington, "obama was big tent leaves out gop big wigs -- obama's big tent believes that gop big wigs. chief among for those not coming, john maynard -- john boehner and eric cantor. the president did not invite john mccain, even though mr. obama pledged a post-partisan presidency. -- presidency." we will have live coverage of the dinner giving way under -- getting way tonight at 9:00. there is also a press conference that will happen at 11:30 eastern time. the arrival ceremony was originally scheduled for the south lawn, it will be moving to the east room. lester, good morning from detroit. caller: good morning. listen, i do not have any problem with the rich being taxed for this war. over the years, you know,
CSPAN
Nov 21, 2009 7:00am EST
in the united states. a lot of those democrats, however, in congress right now are very moderate. a lot of them are not for comprehensive immigration reform. none want to take a vote on immigration right now. it is the new third rail of american politics. but obama made promises in that area and so did a lot of more liberal democrats. the hispanic caucus is growing in influence. i think that's kind of the next policy piece to explode in washington. host: our guests have been patricia murphy. the wsi attached to our website. also joining us, jillian bandies. again, their website attached to the c-span website as well. thank you for joining us. we're going to do a short bit of phones and then we're going to talk about bus service in the united states. we'll be right back. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2009] >> washington journal continues. >> host: if you want to weigh in on the short period of open phones, the numbers are on the bottom of your screen. the financial times has a story about army recruitment, military recr
CSPAN
Nov 25, 2009 7:00am EST
of the discussion has been around the fence that the united states wants to pursue a counterterrorism strategy where they target specific regions of afghanistan. there's an understanding that if you seven of troops to blame did the entire country that it would take something like half a million troops. nobody is talking about that. there are specific regions, especially in the southern part of afghanistan and, that they're talking about increasing the troops as a way of giving them more control over those regions and an ability to push back against the extremists, the taliban, and al-qaeda. host: what will he be asking of nato? guest: there have been many discussions over the past months to try to increase the number of troop commitments from nato countries as a way of allowing the united states to have slightly less of a commitment. in the speech, i think you will see a strong call from the president for the nato allies and the other allies around world to step up. host: thank you very much for being with us this morning, michael shear. there are a number of "washington post"front page stories. thi
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2009 7:00am EST
hurt as bad as you can get. every time it comes to small people in the united states they say they do not have enough money. now they are going to allocate 40,000 more troops with $50 billion of cost? the money is catching fire from flying out of the treasury so quickly. why can we not help our own people? the people that pay the taxes? this is a waste, these men dying for stupidity. host: how closely are the american people starting to link health care legislation with the war in afghanistan? guest: a good question. something that the liberal members are starting to ask about, they are going after this point more precisely, suggesting that the money made in afghanistan, the more made the better. it is a longstanding argument going back to vietnam and even before. i am not sure that there is that much of a direct linkage in the minds of many people. many people still see the afghanistan situation as a response to 9/11, even if it has not been handled particularly well. host: another david is calling, this one is a republican from st. petersburg, florida. caller: the message that needs
CSPAN
Nov 15, 2009 7:00am EST
tourism to his home state. the united states will host the apec summit in hawaii in 2011. president says he'll explore with the other leaders decked out in flowered shirts and grass skirts. >>> some guantanamo bay detainees could be transferred to this prison in northern illinois. two obama administration officials tell cnn they will visit the thompson correctional center tomorrow, 15 miles west of chicago. illinois governor designed the prison as state-of-the-art and virtually empty. the obama administration promised to close guantanamo by january 22nd, but it's having trouble meeting that deadline. >>> we now know after many months in office that there aren't nations out there who will take the 200 detainees or so left in guantanamo. so the idea of relocating these prisoners in the united states is a reality that the obama administration is confronting. >> a republican lawmaker from chicago is already saying that would invite terrorist attacks on illinois. and obama administration officials said the prison would be even more secure than the nation's only supermax prison. >>> police in
CSPAN
Nov 27, 2009 7:00am EST
's history of the united states" by howard zinn. this goes back to the 1700's and the names are still look the same. rockefeller's, rothschild, j.p. morgan chased out, bushes. it is amazing how this country -- we are a poor country and being a military family, sir, i have heard stuff that this country is about to experience that was set in place by direct vote -- our former regime. but want to say right now, thank you to my brother, from the bottom of my heart for 40 years of your service to this country and four wars. you made it out alive, brother. i love you and thank you, thank you, thank you. and america, i love you -- we are going to get through this but as long as barack obama does not take back our countries -- companies that oversees, we will never have jobs. we are educated people in our family, college people. i am a teacher. i've got four degrees. my son is a certified chef. let me tell you, there is no money out there for educated people. there really isn't. the younger you are and the more education you have, i think though worse it is for you because you can't make the money
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2009 7:00am EST
in on the united states. you're going to hear what kind of trouble hurricane ida could be bringing. >>> is there a connection between the fort hood shooting suspect and 9/11 hijackers? no evidence yet but the fbi think there's reason enough to look into that. >>> plus a big question today for the supreme court. what punishment is too harsh for kids who commit crimes? >>> first, though, the u.s. gulf coast is about to get hit by the season's first atlantic hurricane, ida. a category one storm with 90-mile-an-hour winds. it made a mess in nicaragua and is due to make landfall near the alabama-mississippi state line tomorrow. louisiana already declared a state of emergency. >>> is it just me or does it seem like it's a surprise that it's november and we're just now getting our first storm from the atlantic? >> it is kind of odd. less than 5% of all tropical storms or hurricanes happen in the month of november during a season so it's odd but we're breaking the odds. this is updated within the last minute. winds are down to 80 miles per hour. still a hurricane, category 1, but continues
CSPAN
Nov 13, 2009 7:00am EST
the country could shrink to four time zones, how many the united states has. but russia is 5,500 miles wide, about twice the size of the united states. supporters say it will make disabout the regions feel closer to moscow. >> until the sunsets at 5:00 for you. >>> still breezy for new england. this weather is brought to you by green giant. what's going on across the region? yesterday, a lot of rain. this is how much we've seen. not just 24 hours. it start start ad few days ago. that's a tremendous amount of rainfall. it's all because of the wind straight off the atlantic through virginia and maryland and delaware, jersey, all the the way down to north carolina, too. that low is still in place. it's not moved very far. not as strong today. only 40 miles per hour gusts around the coastline. pab more. yesterday hurricane strength winds. here's what it looks like in new york. you get rain showers coming in. coastal flood warnings are there. p 34 miles per hour sustained winds all along the jersey shore. it breaks up in baltimore, washington, i-95. not as heavy as yesterday but you still get th
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2009 7:00am EST
out their duty to the united states. there were many times, he was e-mailing with a fairly radical cleric. there were signs that this was a big problem. the army, i think being -- not wanting to discriminate in any way against muslims, overcompensated and ignored the very real signals. host: in fact, margaret writes this. imagine this. if major nidal hasan were gay and revealed half as much about his state of mind as he did, he would have been expeled from the military a long time ago. guest: it's just another class of -- political correctness is a huge problem here. i'm glad we're admitting that this crime and these murders had their root in a religion/ideology or a perversion of religion that has become an ideology. he was an islammist and motivated by that. we spent almost four years in the most brutal war in human history. a majority christian country fighting a majority christian country, germany. i have not read of large numbers of soldiers saying i can't kill fellow christians. the idea is absurd. it's a volunteer army. if you join it, you're here to defend the united states
CSPAN
Nov 1, 2009 7:00am EST
to the united states. he's accuse of running over his daughter withes i h car because he didn't think she was living according to traditional values. almaleki remains in the hospital in serious condition. >>> what kind of business gets 800% of a mark-up on things it's reselling? a military contractor in iraq does. and as brian todd reports, if someone's being ripped off your money is paying for it. >> reporter: $196.50 for a box of washers that's supposed to cost $1.22. $237 for a vehicle side mirror that you and i should pay less than $15 for. that's how much the inspector-general for iraq's reconstruction says american taxpayers have been overbilled by a contractor that supplies vehicle parts for the iraqi army. >> we are going to work with the army material command, the army contracting command to make sure the money is recouped and that taxpayer interests are cared for. >> reporter: he deals with a company called aecom which provides equipment and logistics reports. four invoices were reviewed a tiny fraction of the total, and the company could have overbilled $4
CSPAN
Nov 14, 2009 7:00am EST
challenge and developing nations of the asian pacific. to meet these common challenges, the united states looks to strengthen old alliances and build new partnerships with the nations of this region. >> president obama met with the japanese emperor. in singapore, he's expected to talk to russia's president about replacing the nuclear agreement which is expiring next month. >>> increased fighting in afghanistan is hurting morale among u.s. soldiers there. in contrast, two battlefield surveys found morale is up among soldiers in iraq because combat there is decreasing. the surveys indicate suicide have jumped across the board. the army says it is working to get more mental health workers to help soldiers cope with the depression. president obama plans to send more troops to afghanistan. >>> police arrested a sixth member of a missouri family accused of sexually abusing kids for years. derek mohler was found in florida where he lives. his brother and and others were arrested tuesday. six alleged victims who are now adults told investigators the suspects sexually abused them when they were ch
CSPAN
Nov 12, 2009 7:00am EST
been four times higher than first thought. the h1n1 may have killed 4,000 people in the united states since april. the cdc is now counting lab confirmed cases and deaths complicated from h1n1. >>> president obama got four options from advisers about afghanistan, and he turned them all down. a white house official says the president has growing doubts about the afghan government, and he wants an exit strategy before sending extra troops. so he sent all his staff recommendations back to the drawing board. former secretary of state colin powell supports the president's cautious approach. >> this is a very difficult one for him, and it isn't just a one-time decision. this is a decision that will have consequences for the better part of his administration. so, mr. president, don't get pushed by the left to do nothing. don't get pushed by the right to do everything. you take your time to figure it out. you're the commander in chief and this is what you were elected for. >>> well, part of what's making this decision so hard is the president's two top men in afghanistan completely disagree ab
CSPAN
Nov 19, 2009 7:00am EST
people across the united states will see their benefits expire in january. unless congress moves quickly on this. jennifer westhoven is here to talk about it. >> it was supposed to mean 20 more weeks of benefits, but it's all part of a bigger law that expires on december 31st. it looks like lawmakers missed that, so unless congress moves fast, technically everything runs out on january 1st, and of course, we know the timing would be awful. a non-profit group says that is about a million people who would be without a job, without any assistance, basically left in the worst job market in about 25 years. 10% unemployment. one expert told cnn recently, you've got about as much chance of landing a job right now as a kid does getting into harvard. that's depressing. lawmakers are working on it. >> thanks a lot. >>> stay with us this morning. we'll bring you live coverage of a space walk at the international space station. nasa says astronauts are going to install a spare antenna and new cables. it would be the first of three space walks we'll be watching for you, and the first one for dr. nass
CSPAN
Nov 18, 2009 7:00am EST
. this is marian, i'm saluting my son, a corporal in the united states marine corps. we're so proud of you, your whole family. we've missed you so much during your deployment and can't wait for to you return home soon. god bless you. you're such a role model, your brother, sister and all your cousins and we're so grateful for all offservice. we miss your practical jokes and bear hugs. be safe and return home to us. hoorah! >>> a tree removal job went really, really wrong when the crane tipped over and sliced through a house. look at this. it happened monday in santa rosa, california. can you imagine? even the people who saw it happen weren't sure if it was real. >> i was running the chainsaw and didn't have time to turn it off. that thing was coming up and over, like, right over the top of my head. >> it was so fast after that. it just came crashing -- it sliced through the house with absolutely -- like butter. just went right through and i was just absolutely stunned. i didn't know what to think. >> wow. thankfully nobody was hurt. the people in the home have been told to stay out during the wh
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2009 7:00am EST
to the united states after he was denied entrance. >>> federal health officials hope that announcement will reassure expectant mothers. 92% of pregnant women in trial studies had a robust immune response to a single dose and no side effects were reported. trials also confirmed that kids nine years and younger will need two doses. >>> new this morning, this could be a huge mess. almost a million people are having to find a new way around philadelphia right now. the city's largest transit union went on strike overnight, and that means no buses, subways or trolleys in the city. talks broke down over the rules. talks were competitive. >>> a 15-year-old girl was gang raped at the school, and the district put up automated lights in the area where they say it happened. today they're taking bids for security cameras. the superintendent assured people at a rally yesterday that the school is safe. church leaders called for 100 volunteers to help. >> we believe that if we can have a presence on campus during the lunch hour, in the classroom, that that would help curb some of the negative behavior
CSPAN
Nov 8, 2009 7:00am EST
in america. now the united states senate must follow suit and pass its version of the legislation. i am absolutely confident it will, and i look forward to signing comprehensive health insurance reform into law by the end of the year. now, a senior aide says that the president did watch the vote as it happened in the house there from camp david. president obama, by the way, is set to return to the white house from camp david sunday afternoon. elaine quijanoo, cnn, washington. >>> the bill now moves on to the senate, where it must also pass, if it is to become law. as in the house, senate democrats are having a hard time winning over republican support for the bill. if the senate passes the bill, the senate version must be reconciled with the house bill that passed last night before it can be signed in to law. >>> it will be a tough day tomorrow for commuters in philadelphia. talks aimed at ending a transit strike broke down last night. bus drivers and trolley and drivers walked off the job yesterday. an independent audit to make sure pension funds are secure and it says it will not star
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2009 7:00am EST
: on a show someone mentioned in detention camps in the united states so i went to the library and find out the joint chiefs of staff -- buildings throughout the states, some are old military bases. they claim there is a red, blue, yellow list with different names on them. do you know of anything like that? some are like concentration camps. host: are you talking about detainee camps like guantanamo detainees -- where they would go? caller: no, these are throughout every state, armed and ready for something, some influx of a large quantity. host: do you know anything about that? guest: no, and i do not -- i hate the idea when people get nervous and scared. stories develop like this. people who have access to media push them. it scares people. it is nothing i have ever heard of. i doubt it. host: good morning, on the independent line. caller: one of the last two journalists, walter, and i am glad to speak to you this morning. intelligence agencies were not fitting the white house the information they wanted to hear so they develop their own out of the defense department. i have a little info
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2009 7:00am EST
, speaking of fast, not here. >> atlanta, biggest airport in the united states, delays because of low clouds, light rain and wind picking up. here are remnants from ida, south carolina, north carolina, georgia, atlanta light rain. heavier downpours near charlotte stretches toward rdu. that's raleigh. what about the delays. here is what we have. so far nothing early. we'll get that pretty soon. atlanta, charlotte, one hour more. new york city metros, philly, cincinnati, watch for gusty winds. 30 minute to one hour delays. washington, d.c., orlando, thunderstorms, 30 minutes to one hour delay there. possibility fof delay tampa and miami and slowdown in seattle, san francisco. low clouds, 30 minutes to an hour across the west coast. more in a little bit. >>> could be the final chapter of the bizarre love triangle between star crossed astronauts. what's ahead for lisa nowak after she pleaded guilty for attacking a rival lover. >>> sammy sosa insists he's not trying to lighten his skin. let's look at the picture. why he says he's looking so different. >>> hi, i'm from new york. i'm giving a shout
CSPAN
Nov 16, 2009 7:00am EST
people. including ethnic and religious minorities. whether they are in the united states, china, or any nation. >> president obama will also visit china's great wall today. >>> a college football player spoke for the first time since his neck was crushed in a weightlifting accident. rafer weigel has more on that. >> good morning. seven words. that is all usc runningback stafon johnson was able to get out. eve than is a miracle. this was johnson when he greeted his teammates last month. back then he couldn't speak. he was breathing and eating through a tube. doctors say because of a gladiator like mentality he can swallow and repeated the last words spoken to him by his late grandfather. >> god has a plan. run, stafon, run. >> whether he ever plays football again, though, robin, it's not clear. when he asked about that, all he did was just shrug. >> it's amazing he was able to speak, like you said. because it must have damaged his voicebox so much. his larynx. thank you. >>> a passenger plane hit a flock of birds right after takeoff this weekend. the frontier airlines jet him them about
CSPAN
Nov 17, 2009 7:00am EST
says that she never had any doubts that she was ready to run for vice president of the united states. her interview with oprah aired yesterday and the former republican veep candidate says that mccain advisors didn't let her speak her mind or be who she is. she was on the show to promote her book called "going rogue" which is out today. >> when i got the call, not such a shocking phone call to me. >> what did they say? >> they said would you be interested in running for vice president of the united states of america? and i said yes, i would love to. yes, i would be honored to be able to help contribute to the campaign if we were so blessed as to win, to the country. >> but there's no part of you that thinks, well, i wonder if i'm really up for that job. >> no, no. i didn't blink. i felt quite confident in my abilities and my executive experience knowing that this is an executive administrative job, happy to get in there and contribute. >> well, palin also saidly jie johnston has an open invitation to thanksgiving dinner. he's the father of her grandson and has publicly criticized her
CSPAN
Nov 6, 2009 7:00am EST
been missing in afghanistan since wednesday. we're not sure if the shoulders are from the united states. nato said they disappear on a routine resupply mission. >>> those are just a few of our headlines. good morning. i'm robin meade. we have to get back to this breaking story here. actually, there's another breaking news story that i want to talk about. unemployment has hit the double digit mark. hate to hear that. the government says that the october unemployment rate hit 10.2%. now, in september it was 9.8%. we were just right there. i think it's a psychological thing, getting into the double digits here. melissa long is in for jennifer westhoven. she's crunching those numbers right now but we wanted to get the numbers to you as awful as they are right away. above 10%. >>> some of the families of those injured at ft. hood are talking about it this morning. one soldier's uncle says that his nephew was shot in the calf an the hip. he had served two tours of duty in iraq and was getting ready to leave for afghanistan. he told his uncle he was getting his shots when this happened. >> the
CSPAN
Nov 20, 2009 7:00am EST
in the financial system, it is substantially stronger today than when the president of the united states took office. this congress -- >> you owe all of that to the millions of americans who no longer have jobs. >> well, yeah, but they're separate issues so it's -- anyway, it's kind of -- it was a strange hearing. the bailout was, of course, engineered before tim geithner got there, before president obama was in office. geithner basically said, i hate the idea of the bailout rescue, too, but his point was that, look, it saved the financial markets and the economy from collapse. you can say, tell that to the millions of americans who lost their job, but you could have more millions of americans without jobs. you could have something that looked a lot more like the depression is the argument if the bailout didn't happen. >>> it's that time of year when you have that meeting with your boss about your performance review and your pay. and you just might get a little raise this year. that's good news in a bad economy. last year's average raise was just 1.8%. companies are willing to spend a little
CSPAN
Nov 26, 2009 7:00am EST
to prosecute navy seals, many eric holder, the attorney general of the united states averawhich i even hate to say -e will prosecute three navy seals because allegedly, supposedly, a terrorist was captured. he happened to get beaten up during the course of his capture. the republican party and the representatives of its and their so-called conservatives are merely cowards. they've will not fight. they will not stand up against the left. i will give the left this much credit -- at least they will fight for what they believe in. guest: um, i understand the caller's frustration which i sometimes feel myself. it does not seem like they are speaking with one clear voice right now. the problem is, it is a food fight right now. it is like a the omegas versus the deltas and who will have primacy over the campus. they cannot effectively take on president obama and the democrats. they always do get it together. nature, abhors a vacuum -- nature of pores of vacuabhors a. at some point there will get their act together and start not only to make their case, but the case effectively against democrats. h
CSPAN
Nov 2, 2009 7:00am EST
to the united states when he was 12 years old from africa. 34 years old, became a u.s. citizen in 1998. this guy was a star at ucla. he won the silver in 2004 for america, but this was his best rice, running the 26 miles as he proudly displayed the american flag. >> and look, the worse for wear. looks like he still has energy. >> amazing. >> thank you. >>> new this morning, san francisco's bay bridge may reopen later today. a california state transportation spokesperson says the final inspections on repairs are underway. now, it is closed though for the morning commute. it's rush hour, or nearing rush hour. well, okay, maybe it's not. it's nearing 6:00 a.m. eastern there. the "san francisco chronicle" reports that some drivers have faced eight hours or more round trip. the bridge closed tuesday after 5,000 pounds of metal crashed into traffic. >>> why don't we start with the weather right there because that's where bob's starting. >> you saw that live shot. eight hour commute though. >> can you imagine? >> four hours, round trip. >> still feel terrible for you. the weather is going to be nice. t
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